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PGM Seniors Recognized for Outstanding Achievement

2016 PGM seniors

On Friday, May 13th, outstanding seniors from the PGA Professional Golf Management program were recognized for their achievements at the 2016 Senior Reception, held at the Mule Barn at the University Club at Arlington.

One hundred people were in attendance for the event, including friends and family of the students recognized for awards or graduation.

Four awards were given; the 2016 S. J. Garner Award was received by Craig Hicks., Konnor Kimmel and Austin Molen were named 2016 Senior Class Students of the Year, the 2016 Director’s Award went to Stefanie Giacchini, and the 2016 Tournament Service Award was bestowed on Matt Michalak.

A list of all graduating students from the program can be found below:

  • Mathew Collins (Paris, Kentucky)
  • Tyler Corder (Brownsburg, Indiana)
  • Whitney Deaton (Nicholasville, Kentucky)
  • Jason Duckworth (Pickerington, Ohio)
  • Jospeh Faulconer (Paris, Kentucky)
  • Matt Fraser (Grove City, Ohio)
  • Kendra Frazier (Stow, Ohio)
  • Chase Garris (Brandenburg, Kentucky)
  • Stefanie Giacchini (Richmond, Kentucky)
  • Jospeh “Blake” Hardesty (Brandenburg, Kentucky)
  • William Craig Hicks (Aylett, Virginia)
  • Jonah Johnson (Lancaster, Kentucky)
  • Konnor Kimmel (Columbus, Indiana)
  • Jordan Koeller (New London, Wisconsin)
  • Gregory “Colt” Messer (Nicholasville, Kentucky)
  • Mathew Michalak (Hilliard, Ohio)
  • Austin Molen (Florence, Kentucky)
  • Lynette Nussbaum (Burlington, Kentucky)
  • Kolby Oliphant (Cookeville, Tennessee)
  • Ian Rakowski (Chicago, Illinois)
  • Sean Rea (Chicago Heights, Illinois)
  • Trey Scheuer (Milford, Ohio)
  • Cody Stoll (Saint Charles, Missouri)
  • Derek Tincher (Springfield, Ohio)
  • Shaun Watson (Grove City, Ohio)
  • Alan Wiesner (New London, Wisconsin)
  • Garrett Wisniewski (Dyer, Indiana)

Eastern Kentucky University is one of only 19 PGA Accredited Universities in the country offering PGA Golf Management. For more information on the PGM program at EKU, visit

Published on May 13, 2016

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